College Junior 2013-07-20T02:42:49Z
Academic buildings are beautiful and top of the line... from more original buildings like McCosh to newer ones like Frick (the chemistry building)! Dorms are a mixed bag... it's all the luck of the (room) draw!
College Senior 2013-06-13T03:41:39Z
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department from Princeton is the best. The professors are all leaders in their field, and the department is small enough that there is a strong sense of community, not cut throat at all. It's a ton of work though, you really have to love engineering it for it to be worth it!
College Sophomore 2013-06-12T14:00:56Z
The local weather is very variable, so you have to get used to it being warm and sunny one day and cold and rainy the next.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T18:12:02Z
No difficulties getting into my program here. No application process, other than being accepted to the school.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T18:10:28Z
For my major and minor, most initial internships I'll have will be unpaid but good experience.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T18:08:14Z
Guys & Girls:
There are all sorts of people here. Lots of diversity.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T18:06:48Z
I am very happy in my program. If I could do it all over again, I would because I really enjoy learning.
College Sophomore 2013-04-01T15:41:22Z
As far as I've seen, drugs are not as popular as alcohol. Alcohol seems to be consumed far more often. There are different resources for alcohol education, alcohol poisoning, etc.
College Sophomore 2013-04-01T15:38:30Z
Your experience with computers will definitely depend on where you are. I live in Whitman College, and we have a library downstairs. However, during peak seasons, the library is always crowded, and you'll be lucky if the two media macs are available. I usually go to Butler, because there are less people. Their computers also work better. In the Whitman Library, computers sometimes freeze up while I'm trying to print.
College Sophomore 2013-04-01T15:14:50Z
I am a music major. I don't have a problem with the Department of Music; however, my issue is that I took a big risk by starting with the prerequisite for music majors. I quickly realised that my high school did not give me adequate preparation for my major; just basic college success. Now that I look back, I know that I should have spent this year on the two basic music courses and then proceeded further. (If any of you are wondering, MUS 103 and 104 are the simpler, more basic classes; MUS 105 and 106 are the prerequisites for majoring in music).
My hope was to become skilled in songwriting and composition, but you have to have adequate experience before entering the field here. (Not just in courses, but even performance ensembles, as well.)
Right now, I'm not as concerned about finding a job as I am with developing my skills.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-20T15:17:40Z
Dining halls are consistent, and the eating clubs all have their own specialities. The options in town are great too - don't miss out on a steak at Witherspoon Grill (for a very special occasion). Wings from Chuck's are little-known but awesome.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-20T15:13:18Z
Great sense of community on teams, and everyone loves to cheer them on!
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-20T15:11:41Z
Princeton is the ideal college town. Large enough that you aren't assumed to be a student, and with a wide array of restaurants and stores to satisfy every taste, but small enough that it is easy to get around and feels safe.
College Junior 2013-02-09T20:01:48Z
Health & Safety:
Students are very trusting of one another, often leaving laptops/bags at work stations. Princeton is relatively safe and quiet.
College Sophomore 2013-01-20T22:27:14Z
I'm an engineering student. The work is rigorous and most classes the first two years are requirements.
College Sophomore 2013-01-20T22:24:38Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe on campus. There are hardly ever any incidents.
College Sophomore 2013-01-20T22:22:58Z
Sometimes can be rainy or windy. Mostly sunny and mild.
College Junior 2013-01-16T18:30:59Z
One of the best in the country. Just check out the fin aid website.
College Junior 2013-01-16T18:30:21Z
The sports are decent here but not a huge part of campus life. If you're interested in going to games, you can go but it's not central to campus life. This can be a huge plus if you're too interested but a bummer if you're looking for sports to be the center of your campus experience.
College Junior 2013-01-16T18:26:43Z
A variety of students from different backgrounds, making my campus experience very valuable to how I interact with people and how I see the world.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T20:03:28Z
Frankly, there can sometimes be a frustrating indifference in the general student body when it comes to school spirit in athletics. There is generally great support for the basketball teams, both men and women, and spirit is likely at an all-time high after beating Harvard and Yale at football. There is a great intramural program and the athletic facilities open to student are world-class.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T18:09:09Z
There are very nice, unique boutique shops and restaurants in the local square, which makes for some great conversations and outings with friends. The town is quite small, however, and the square contains a good number of expensive, high-end stores, which does not always fit each "starving college student's" budget. There are some amazing historical sites on and around the campus, which is great for times when friends and family visit. Princeton's area is extremely safe. Being a small town that is quite secluded from the rest of New Jersey, there is very little crime in the area. There are world-famous restaurants and eateries here and there, so it's not as if you have few good options when taking out friends. Despite the fact that there may not be the lively vibe of a big city, Princeton's location is perfectly ideal because it sits right in between New York City and Philadelphia, 55 miles in both directions. Say you wanted to go shopping in Manhattan or attend a broadway show, you can hop on a train and be in the city in less than 1.5 hours. It's amazing!
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T22:14:41Z
The school does not punish students for underage drinking but it educates them on how to drink responsibly. For this reason those who are underage have easy access to alcohol. A lot of people drink on campus and most of them go to The Street (the Eating Clubs) to do so. There are also some drugs on campus but drug use is barely visible. However if you choose not to drink like myself you can live in substance free housing to distance yourself from alcohol use and drug use. The university also has the alcohol initiative to provide activities for students who choose not to drink. Such activities include free movies and students may also go to Murray-Dodge where the can get free freshly baked cookies, play games, and get free hot drinks.
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T22:03:42Z
There is a good amount of different housing options at Princeton such as independent, graduate-housing, and undergraduate housing, each of which have their own benefits and draw-backs. I can personally speak for undergraduate housing though. freshmen and sophomores are divided into 6 residential colleges: Mathey, Butler, and Whitman which are all 4-year colleges and Wilson, Rockefeller, and Forbes which are all 2-year colleges. Mathey and Rocky are the older res-cols located on the upper half of campus and have Gothic architecture. Whitman also has a Gothic feel to it, is located closer to the back of campus, and is the newest among the colleges and therefore it also has air conditioning. Butler and Wilson are in the middle of campus have a mix of newer and older buildings and a few of their dorms have ac. Forbes was once an inn but is now a res-col and is a bit farther away from the majority of campus but has some newer as well as older dorms.
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T21:46:02Z
I personally have not been to any of the Eating Clubs and have only been to Blackbox once since I do not drink and do not like to be around alcohol, but I really like that Princeton provides alcohol free activities as a part of the school's alcohol initiative. Such activities include movies and going to the Murray-Dodge cafe for games and free snacks. It also helps that I live in substance-free housing and I am surrounded by other people who choose to abstain from drinking as well.
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